Kristin Norton, a sophmore at Schreiber High School is on her way to compete in The New York State Girls Tennis Championships, on Nov. 4 and 5 in upstate New York. Kristin earned her spot in the tournament by taking third place in the singles competition at the Nassau County Championships held the first week in October. "It was a grueling, long day," said Kristin, as she had to play four matches against the toughest and strongest players in the county. The day ended with three wins and one loss. She breezed through her matches against East Meadow and Friends Academy. Her match against Cold Spring Harbor went to three sets. After dropping the first set to Lauren Rottkamp, 1-6, Kristen found her game and took the next two sets, 6-2, 6-2. Her only loss was to Anna Edelman from Great Neck North who was the no. 1 seed and took first place in the tournament. The top three singles players and the top three doubles teams earn the privilege to compete at the state level.
Kristin began her Schreiber tennis career early as she earned herself a spot on the Girls Varisty Tennis Team when she was a seventh grader at Weber. She started and for the past two years, as a freshman and sophmore, has been playing first singles.
This is her third year going to the states, having played doubles for the past two years and taking second place in the states last year. "This year is special, I am so excited to be going to the states to play singles" beamed Kristin.
Stan Makover, coach of the Girls Varsity Tennis Team said, "I've known Kristin since she was 5 years old in kindergarten at Guggenheim. I spotted her out then as an athlete. In third grade she excelled in all the fitness tests. I'm fortunate that she picked tennis to be her sport. Kristin would excel in any sport of her choosing. Not only is she a skilled and talented athlete, but her spirit, enthusiasm and work ethic puts her at the top of her game."